A new initiative in support of STEM education is being considered by Congress. The legislation would provide education funding for rural and underserved communities, something that has not been addressed in previous Coronavirus relief packages.
The bill, sponsored by Reps. TJ Cox and Troy Balderson is in response to a study showing the educational resource disparities in rural America as well as a the lack of internet-related infrastructure.
The STEM Education Coalition, of which ATEC is a leadership council member, is a large supporter of the initiative. Get more information at www.stemedcoalition.org/2020/05/06/coalition-calls-on-congress-to-address-stem-education-and-infrastructure-in-next-coronavirus-response-bill/.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.